CREA’s Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice

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CREA’s Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice

(India – English)


6-12 April 2012

Khandala, India

Applications are due on or before 10 February 2012. To apply online, click here. If you experience difficulty with the online method, download the application fromCREA’s website ( and e-mail the completed form to Sushma Luthra at . Send any queries to Ms Luthra as well.


CREA’s Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute is an annual, week-long residential course that focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality. It examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. The participants critically analyse policy, research, and programme interventions using a rights-based approach.

Course Content

Sexuality is a complex field of study that spans multiple disciplines and areas of work. Accordingly, the course content of the Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute will focus on a conceptual and theoretical study of sexuality, drawing from different social science disciplines and the intersections between them. Activists and academics will teach the course using classroom instruction, group work, case studies, simulation exercises, fiction, and films.

  • Sexuality theory
  • Sexuality and human rights
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Sexuality and legal systems
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Representation of sexuality
  • Sexual diversities and rights
  • Sexuality and disability
  • Sexual rights advocacy
  • Case studies of programme interventions


CREA is an international, feminist, human rights organisation based in New Delhi.CREA promotes and advances women’s human rights and sexual rights of all people by strengthening feminist leadership, organisations, and movements; influencing global and national advocacy; creating information, knowledge, and scholarship; changing public attitudes and practices; and addressing social exclusion.


25-30 participants will be selected based on their application forms and their ability to demonstrate how they would apply the lessons of the Institute. Individuals working on issues of sexuality, LGBT rights, sexual rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, or gender, based in India or working on these issues related to India, are eligible to apply. Participants are required to stay at the venue for the duration of the course. For application form, click here or go to

For more information, visit CREA’s website:


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